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TWa040610-04
Participant is standing at N!aqa-maa ('Little Blood') and talks about the place.
TWb080221-02
Participants (276-JT, 268-FT) translate example sentences with words introduced in the primer.
TWb080411-01
Participant (276-JT) translates example sentences with words introduced in the primer.
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Retelling of pear film, MB has not seen it before
TWa040521-06
The children are playing far from home. Vulture comes and wants to eat them. The children climb on a tree with dense leaves. Vulture searches for them but cannot reach them. He goes to sit on another tree and waits for them to come out. But the children keep sitting on the tree because they suspect that the vulture is still around. Vulture goes to sit on another tree which is still further away but keeps watching the children. They think Vulture had gone and climb down from the tree. They look around and don't see him and start running home. At this moment they see him comng. They the climb on the tree again where he cannot reach them. In the end he leaves them and the children can go home. Lesson to be learned according to translator: The children must not play far from home. If they do so they will meet someone who wants to hurt them. The children should play close to their home.
TWa050222-02
Story about two brothers, the younger one being clever boy ||Um-thuru. The elder brother is married to a wife who, in reality, is an elephant. ||Um-thuru warns his brother about the true identity of his wife and but the latter doesn't want to listen. ||Um-thuru kills his sister-in-law. Her family send some men in revenge. But ||Um-thuru hides the body of his sister-in-law and his brother in an anthill. He himself stays outside. When the men try to kill him, he ducks in such a skilful manner between and behind them that they kill each other instead of him until only a few of them are alive who give up and go home. ||Um-thuru sits on the the anthill praising his name and saying that he was not born like other people but emerged from the armpit of his mother.
TWb080222-01
Participants (276-JT, 268-FT) translate example sentences with words introduced in the primer.
TWa040604-06
Participant speaks about himself on request
TWb080220-01
Participants (276-JT, 268-FT) translate example sentences with words introduced in the primer.
TWb080221-01
Participants (276-JT, 268-FT) translate example sentences with words introduced in the primer.
TWb080325-01
Participant (276-JT) translates example sentences with words introduced in the primer.
TWa040610-02
Participant talks about the neighboring places called !Um and Magudzuani while standing between them.
TWb080220-02
Participants (276-JT, 268-FT) translate example sentences with words introduced in the primer.
TWa050211-04
Participant gives a few biographical dates (name, childhood in Corridor 21, school at Erka up to Grade 7, left school, went to live at Corridor 15, got two children)
TWa040521-02
There were three children: two girls and the boy who is called ||Un||unte. Kxokxogoma comes to ask one of the sisters as his wife. The parents give her to him but send the siblings along to look after her. After they have stayed for a month, ||Un||unte is still suspicious. He doesn't sleep and watches how Kxokxogoma gets up to feel the flesh of the two girls. He makes a noise and Kxokxogoma goes to lie again. In the morning he tells his sisters what he observed during the night and says that they have to escape from the place. In the evening he paints the eyelids of his sisters with ash. When Kxokxogoma comes he thinks their eyes are open and goes to lie again. ||Un||unte builds a plane from the senews of wild chicken. The makes a successful test flight together with his sisters. He tells them that he wants to take them back home in his plane but the elder sisters refuses and stays. The time when the plane takes off ||Un||unte and his small sister see how Kxokxogoma and his people come running with an axe to their sister. They go home and tell their mother what they saw. Lesson to be learned according to translator: You have to know that you don't take the wrong man. You first have to watch his behavior. We have to give the right man to our daughters not just someone who comes and asks. When your brother tells you that a man is not good for you, you have to listen to him and follow his advice.
TWb080312-02
Participants (276-JT, 278-FT) translate example sentences with words introduced in the primer.
TWa040610-03
Participant greets his ancestors in the graves and explains the purpose of the visit to them.
TWa040429-01
Participant describes how the girl's initiation ceremony was performed in the past.